› [S] STOCK MARKET the end of a period of trading on a financial market: The markets ended the week with a strong finish. › [S] the fact of being in a particular position at the end of a period of time: There were signs of a positive finish to the year for the tourist industry. › [C] the way that something looks when it is complete: The use of good-quality paper and an attractive folder will add a professional finish to your printed presentation. › [C] the last covering of paint, etc. that is put onto a surface: All these items are available in a range of finishes.